|JAMES B. BEICHLER SR.
James B. Beichler Sr., 55, of Coral Drive, Carlisle, died Wednesday,
March 10, 1999 in York Hospital.
He was the son of Nellie Beichler of Landisburg and the late
He retired as a self-employed vehicle maintenance technician;
had attended West Perry High School; and was a member of Centre Presbyterian
Surviving are his wife, Linda A. Beichler; two sons, James Jr.
of Mt. Holly Springs and Jesse of Carlisle; a daughter, Teresa Beichler
of Carlisle; and a brother, David, and a sister, Jane Geiling, both of
Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation,
2600 N. Third St., Harrisburg 17110.
ALVIN H. BEISTLINE
Alvin H. Beistline, 88, of Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon,
died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999.
He was born Feb. 17, 1911 in Mechanicsburg to the late Lemeul
and Sadie (Rupp) Beistline.
He retired as a records supervisor from the former Navy Ships
Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, and was a former member of Trindle
Spring Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg.
He was the widower of Helen J. Beistline.
Surviving are a son, Robert A. of Boiling Springs; a sister,
Mildred P. of Lemoyne; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond A.
Services were held Nov. 13 in Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Burial
was in St. John Cemetery, Hampden Twp.
ANNA R. BELL
Anna R. Bell, 82, of Valley Road, Marysville, died Wednesday,
Jan. 13, 1999 in Suncoast Hospital, Largo, Fla.
She was a retired restaurant owner; co-founder along with her
husband of Bellview Acres Development, Marysville; and a member of Glenvale
Church of God, Rye Twp., Golden Age Club of Marysville, Marysville Senior
Citizens Association and Ladies Auxiliary of the Marysville Fire Company
where she was a former treasurer.
She was the widow of Hugh W. "Toby" Bell.
Surviving are one son, Jim Bell of Marysville; three daughters,
Delores Powers of Mechanicsburg, Margie Baldwin and Beatie Evinger, both
of Marysville; two brothers, Edgar and Lester Wolf, both of Marysville;
four sisters, Clara Wolf, Ruth Gingrich and Nellie Varner, all of Marysville,
and Sara Jane Kurtz of Newport; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 20 in her church. Burial was in Chestnut
Grove Cemetery, Marysville.
Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 1970 New Valley
Road, Marysville 17053.
BERNICE H. BELL
Bernice H. Bell, 79, of Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin County, died
Friday, Nov. 19, 1999 in Stonebridge Health and Rehabilitation Center,
She retired as a secretary from the former Joe the Motorist's
She was the widow of George L. Bell.
Surviving are a daughter, Georgiana Brown of Loysville; a son,
Thomas G. of Blain; a sister, Doris Robinson of Allentown; five grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 23 in Neill Funeral Home, Paxtang. Burial
was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation,
17 S. 19th St., Camp Hill 17011.
HAROLD J. BELL
Harold J. Bell, 49, of New Germantown died there Friday, May
28, 1999 as the result of an accident while working on a car.
He was a Pennsylvania State Forest volunteer and a social member
of Highspire VFW Post 8638.
Surviving are a daughter, Melissa Lynn Boneno of Louisiana;
a son, Carl Edward S. Dendy of Middleburg, Fla.; five sisters, Jane Gipe
of Hummelstown, Shirley Kinsey and Carol Messner, both of Honey Brook,
Marlene Mackavage of Middletown and Diane Marano of Delaware; and three
brothers, Stanley of Hummelstown, Edward Jr. of Coatesville and Robert
Graveside memorial services were held June 3 in Highspire Cemetery.
Knight Funeral Home, Highspire, handled arrangements.
MARTHA S. BENDER
Martha S. Bender, 85, of Hickory Lane, Briar Park, Dover, Del.,
died Thursday, July 29, 1999 at Bayhealth Care KGH.
She was born Aug. 17, 1913 to the late Elmer and Pearl (Ricedorff)
She retired in 1978 after 20 years as a registered nurse with the Division
of Public Health and was a graduate of the Polyclinic Hospital School of
Nursing in Harrisburg.
She was the widow of J. Russell Bender, who died in 1982.
Surviving is a grandson, Sean Byron of Dover, Del.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Daryl L. Byron, who
died in 1980.
Trader Funeral Home, Dover, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Holy Cross School, S.
State Street, Dover, Del.
CHARLES E. BENNER
Charles E. Benner, 74, of Berryhill Road, Harrisburg, died Saturday,
March 20, 1999 in Harrisburg Hospital.
He was born Oct. 17, 1924 in Snyder County to the late Elisha
and Sarah (Kratzer) Benner.
Surviving are a nephew and nieces.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Services were held March 24 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool,
with the Rev. Raymond Neitz officiating. Burial was in Aline United Methodist
Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Mills.
MARY E. BERKHEISER
Mary E. Buchanan Berkheiser, 89, formerly of Hershey, died Tuesday,
Feb. 2, 1999 at the home of her nephew in Millerstown.
She was born Sept. 18, 1909 in Hershey to the late Charles R.
and Lizzie (Lingle) Buchanan.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hershey, where
she had served the Primary Class for 45 years, and attended the Millerstown
She was the widow of Earl W. Berkheiser.
Surviving is a sister, Anna S. Gelbaugh of Millerstown, and
nieces and nephews.
Services were held Feb. 4 in her church with the Rev. Dr. Winfield
J. Devonshire Jr. and the Rev. Arthur D. Steckel II.
Hoover Funeral Home and Crematory, Hershey, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Millerstown Senior Center,
99 Greenwood St., Millerstown 17062; her church, 212 Cocoa Ave., Hershey
17033; or PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.
KENNETH E. BERRIER
Kenneth E. Berrier, 90, of Ickesburg died Wednesday, Feb. 3,
1999 at home.
He was born Feb. 15, 1908 in Saville Twp. to the late Adam and
Anna (Barns) Berrier.
He had been a self-employed plumber and a former employee of
Harry Kerr; a Navy veteran; a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Ickesburg
Ambulance Club and Ickesburg Fire Company; and a charter member of the
Ickesburg Lions Club.
Surviving are his wife, N. Emma Weibley Berrier; two daughters,
Darlene A. Adams of New Bloomfield and Deloris E. Kitner of Loysville;
seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
Services were held Feb. 8 in his church with the Rev. Karen
Easterly officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Cemetery, Ickesburg RR 1.
Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 207,
THOMAS E. BITNER
Thomas E. Bitner, 46, of Loysville died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999
in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
He was a mechanic for Defense Distribution Region East, Fairview
Twp.; attended Middletown Area High School; was an Air Force veteran; and
a member of Middletown American Legion Post 594 and the Marysville Firemen's
bowling team in the West Shore Firemen's League at Trindle Bowl, Mechanicsburg.
Surviving are his parents, Earl G. and Betty Bitner of Middletown;
and four sisters, Gloria A. Bennis of Laurel, Md., Earla L. Shay of Loysville,
Sandra E. deChamplain of Marysville and Carol Lynn Congrove of Worthington,
Services were held Jan. 27 in Geigle Funeral Home, Harrisburg.
Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association,
1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.
WAYNE E. BITTING
Wayne E. "Peach" Bitting, 52, of Newport RR 2 died Friday, Aug.
27, 1999 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born March 2, 1947 in Harrisburg to the late Leaman and
Ethel (Murphy) Bitting.
He was a zone manager in the circulation department of The Patriot-News;
a 1965 graduate of Newport High School; a member and elder of Highland
Presbyterian Church and member of its building committee, Newport; a member
of Newport F&AM Lodge 381; a former member of the Jaycees and the Newport
Lions Club; and enjoyed swimming, baseball and collecting baseball memorabilia.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Thomas Bitting; two brothers;
and a sister.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Snyder.
Services were held Aug. 31 in his church with the Rev. Edward Baugh
officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania,
P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025.
DORIS JEAN BIXLER
Doris Jean Bixler, 67, of Liverpool RR 2 died Friday, Feb. 26,
1999 in Harrisburg Hospital.
She was born June 9, 1931 at Lambs Gap, Cumberland County, to
the late Harry and Elizabeth (Shelly) Wright.
She was a former employee of G.C. Murphy Co. in Lemoyne; attended
the former William Penn High School, Harrisburg; a member of New Buffalo
Missionary Alliance Church; and was an avid reader and gardener.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Frank L. Bixler; two
sons, Frank L. Jr. and Kirk A., both of Carlisle; three daughters, Karen
E. Hoover and Deborah J. Rush, both of Dover, and Janet E. Sideck of Camp
Hill; three sisters, Pauline Bobb of Camp Hill, Marcella Waltman of Carlisle
and Esther Knouse of Shippensburg; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother and seven sisters.
Services were held March 2 in Gar-man Funeral Home, Liverpool,
with the Rev. David W. Gouak officiating. Burial was in Hunter's Valley
Cemetery, Liverpool RR 2.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 110,
New Buffalo 17069; American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200,
Wormleysburg 17043; or American Diabetes Foundation, 1104 Fernwood Ave.,
Suite 500, Camp Hill 17011.
C. BLAINE BLACK
C. Blaine Black, 84, of Ball Town Road, Gardners, died Friday,
April 23, 1999 at home.
He was born Oct. 11, 1914 in Shermans Dale to the late Charles
A. and Ruth M. (Bear) Black.
He had been an employee of the former Duffy Mott Co., Aspers,
for more than 20 years before retiring in 1977, attended Bethel Assembly
of God Church, Littlestown.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mary F. Smith Black; two daughters,
Millie E. Grosby of Kansas City, Mo., and Gayle Gottshall of Harrisburg;
four sons, Darwyn L. of Boiling Springs, Kenneth D. and Marion L., both
of York Springs, and Dale B. of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Dean C. Black
of New Bloomfield and J. Lamont Black of Carlisle; nine grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held April 27 in Dugan Funeral Home, Bendersville,
with the Rev. James R. Ruddy officiating. Burial was in Bendersville Cemetery.
SARA M. BLACK
Sara M. "Sally" Black, 85, formerly of Sheck Drive, Newport,
died Wednesday, June 23, 1999 in Stonebridge Nursing and Rehabilitation
She was born April 10, 1914 in Juniata County to the late Harvey
and Maude (Arnold) Milliken.
She was a retired seamstress; a member of Wila United Methodist
Church and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 177; a life member of the Newport
Fire Company Auxiliary; and enjoyed sewing.
She was the widow of Charles E. Black.
Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne J. Snyder, with whom she lived;
a son, James C. of Duncannon; a brother, Dick Milliken of Port Royal; two
sisters, Kathryn Stong of Port Royal and Mickey Baney of Thompsontown;
four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Wood.
Services were held June 26 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
her sister, Mickey Baney officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Fire Company,
S. Third Street, Newport 17074.
LESTER E. BLAINE
Lester E. Blaine, 77, of Mulberry Street, Newport, died Monday,
Aug. 2, 1999 at home.
He retired from TRW, Harrisburg; had worked for Snap-On Tools;
was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II; a Protestant; and a member
of Newport VFW Post 34 and American Legion Post 177.
He was the widower of Sara L. Blaine.
Surviving are a son, Lester E. Jr., and a daughter, Linda Sweigart,
both of Newport, and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Aug. 5 in Newport Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
NELL E. BOLINGER
Nell E. Bolinger, 96, formerly of Newport, died Sunday, May
23, 1999 in the Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown.
She was born Dec. 27, 1902 in Three Springs to the late John
A. and Mary E. "Shue" Stevens.
She retired from First National Bank of Newport and was a member
of Market Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, travel
and the Hershey Bears.
She was the widow of J. Morrow Bolinger.
Surviving are a son, Robert S. of Lancaster, three grandchildren; and
She was preceded in death by one son, James Morrow Bolinger.
Services were held May 27 in her church, with the Rev. Aden
Wertz officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 38,
Luraline Bolze, 80, of LaPorte Tr., Walkerton, died Thursday,
Dec. 2, 1999 at home.
She was born Feb. 28, 1919 in Chicago to the late Raymond and
Florence (Jones) Olson.
She was a member of Walkerton First Presbyterian Church and
a 50-year member of North Liberty Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are her husband, Charles S. Bolze; and four sons,
Jim, David, Thomas and Ken, all of Walkerton; and a sister-in-law in Perry
Services were held Dec. 6 in Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, Walkerton,
with the Rev. John Birkner officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn
DR. KATHERINE BOOK
Dr. Katherine "Katie" Book, 47, of Shelton, Wash., died Thursday,
March 4, 1999 in an automobile accident near Shelton.
She was born July 5, 1952 in Sewickley, Pa., to the late James
P. and Elizabeth (McComb) Townsend.
She attended Duke University and received a medical doctorate
at Hershey Medical Center in pediatrics. She also received a doctorate
in psychiatry from the University of Washington. She spent time in Alaska
serving Native Americans as part of her studies in psychiatry. She also
was an apprentice to a Native American medicine woman, learning traditional
medical skills. She served as a volunteer at Opympia Wildlife Rescue and
at Wolf Haven. Her love of travel and wildlife took her and her family
to Thailand, Mexico, Galapagos, Canada, Hawaii and throughout the United
States. She was an avid photographer, taking pictures of memorable places
Surviving are her husband of 23 years, Daniel Wiley Book; a
seven-year-old son, Wiley Townsend Book; and a sister, Annie Townsend of
Services were held March 9 in Olympia, Wash.
CHESTER R. BOOKWALTER
Chester R. Bookwalter, 69, of Millerstown RR 2 died Monday,
Aug. 23, 1999 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born March 30, 1930 in Mifflintown to the late Isaac
and Bertha (Bowersox) Bookwalter.
He retired from Harsco Inc., Harrisburg; attended the Church
of the Open Door, Richfield; and enjoyed woodworking, hunting and camping.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Foose Bookwalter; four sons, William,
David, Tom and Chester Jr., all of Millerstown; a daughter, Darla Kratzer
of Beavertown; a brother, Paul, and a sister, Violet, both of Carlisle;
seven grandchildren, William Bookwalter Jr., Wanda Bookwalter, Barbie Bender,
Calvin Book, Alicia Book, Brian Book and Mick Book; and a great-grandson,
Keith Brian Bender.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George Bookwalter.
Services were held Aug. 27 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport with
the Rev. Richard Von Neida officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery,
M. LOUISE BOYER
M. Louise Boyer, 66, of Liverpool RR 1 died Thursday, April
22, 1999 at her daughter's Linglestown home.
She was born Aug. 12, 1932 in Lancaster to the late George and
Mildred (Orris) Weibley.
She had worked at Miller's Market, Liverpool; was a graduate
of Greenwood Joint High School, Millerstown; a Liverpool Twp. judge of
elections; a member of Liverpool Fire Company Auxiliary and Hunter's Valley
Sportsmen's Association; a social member of Liverpool Home Association;
a member of St. John (Barner's) Lutheran Church, Liverpool RR 1, its council
secretary and active in the church's annual apple butter boil; was known
for her cooking and enjoyed traveling.
She was the widow of Charles Wilson "Cactus" Boyer, who died
April 1, 1997.
Surviving are a son, Joseph C. of Glen Rock; a daughter, Donna
L. Hillegas of Linglestown; a sister, Doris Miller of Donnally Mills; and
three grandsons, Adam and Jedd Boyer and Cory Hillegas.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Galen Weibley, and
one sister, Beatrice Rice.
Services were held April 25 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool,
with the Rev. Peter H. Kuebler officiating. Burial was in her church's
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, RR 1, Box
40-A2, Liverpool 17045, or Hospice of Preferred Choice, 4811 Jonestown
Road, Suite 235, Harrisburg 17109.
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